With 2015 drawing to a close, it’s time to start planning your luxury yacht charters for 2016. We have compiled a list of the best 5 yacht itineraries on the planet, factoring in the key ingredients for an unforgettable yacht charter: crystal clear seas, white sand beaches, fine dining and luxury, modern marinas.
There are of course, many other superb yacht itineraries on our planet, but these handpicked destinations posses the all-Important glamour that draws luxury yacht charters to drop anchor year after year.
- The Virgin Islands, Caribbean
The Virgin Islands are quite staggeringly beautiful, with rainforests meeting sugar white sands and turquoise seas. The diving is exceptional, whether you’d prefer the coral reefs of Anegada or exploring the sunken ships of Wreck Alley. Those who like a bit more action might want to head to St Thomas for its chic shopping malls and fascinating shows, or you can head to one of the Virgin Islands’ sailor bars, such as Tortola’s famous Bitter End.
This tranquil Mediterranean isle offers beaches of immense beauty, where clear sapphire seas meet vast expanses of blinding white sand and rolling dunes. The Costa Smerelda is one of the most popular charter destinations on earth for its glamorous marinas, fine dining, and lively nightlife. The peaceful ambiance, excellent diving, and coastal walks offer a more leisurely pace on your Sardinia luxury yacht charter.
This iconic coastline, with its volcanic range rising out of the Mediterranean, is one of the most spectacular luxury yacht charter destinations in the world. Have lunch at a cliff-top restaurant on Capri, where pink sprays of bougainvillea contrast vividly with the sparkling blue sea. Shop in Positano’s glamorous boutiques, or relax in the famed hot springs of Ischia. Spend your days in the water or visiting the ethereal Blue Grotto, and when night falls enjoy dining and dancing in the warm summer air from the comfort of your luxury yacht charter.
From the French-chic vibe of St Barts to the stunning beaches of Antigua and Barbuda, this chain of islands is the hottest luxury yacht charter destination in the Caribbean. Exclusive Anguilla increasingly draws the superyacht set, while the plantation hotels, pristine reefs and cloud forests of St Kitts and Nevis are putting these gorgeous twin islands on the yachting map.
Number one simply must take us back to where luxury yachting began: the sunny, sparkling shores of Southern France. From the ritzy casinos and grand hotels of Monaco to the wide sandy beaches of glamorous Saint Tropez, this is an itinerary that combines natural beauty with fine dining, fine art, and fine living. From the quiet forests and crystal clear coves of Porquerolles to the chic piano bars and superclubs of Cannes, the Cote d’Azur is the quintessential luxury yacht charter destination.
The possibilities are endless. The list of dreamy itineraries goes on and on: how do the happy isles of the South Pacific strike you? Or perhaps Thailand takes your fancy – one of the rising yacht charter destinations? Or maybe you’d like to venture deeper into the Caribbean, to the quiet isles of the Grenadines, or the jungles and reefs of stunning Costa Rica? Once you’ve decided on your dream itinerary, you must choose from the broad range of luxury superyachts to charter, which are offered across the globe. Get in touch with a luxury yacht charter company to plan the itinerary of your dreams.